We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?


  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Australia gone overboard with PC by ev on 6 January 2011 12:46am
"A CHARITY exhibition at Sydney Children's Hospital of works by some of Australia's leading artists has collapsed after hospital officials saw one of the works - a photograph by the Archibald Prize winner Del Kathryn Barton - in which her six-year-old son is shown naked from the waist up."

Decide for yourself - is this picture inappropriate?:


Re: Australia gone overboard with PC by Spursfan on 6 January 2011 9:44am
Omigod how ridiculous! PC gone mad!

If it was waist DOWN I could understand it, but for pity's sake my guess is that he normally goes around with less on than that in the summer, out playing with his mates or on the beach, in full view of who knows how many potential paedos!! Like most if not all kids of his age!

Nobody is saying we should encourage paedophilia, of course - but let's get things into proportion here!! This and things such as stopping parents filming their kids in nativity plays 'in case' someone uses the photos/videos for something unsavoury is just part of mass hysteria.

It's a lovely photo.
Re: Australia gone overboard with PC by mrsteabag on 7 January 2011 2:37am
Oh, for bleep's sake!! I thought the eyes glued on him were a little disquieting, but that's just my taste.
Not long ago, there was a horrid mess involving an overzealous Wal-Mart photo clerk who called child protective services on someone who'd taken some pics of their 3 and 18 month old kids in the tub. The parents almost lost custody over it. XD
Re: Australia gone overboard with PC by Spursfan on 7 January 2011 11:17am
Omigod Fran - doesn't EVERYONE take photos of their kids in the bath at some stage(s)? When something cute happens and you just happen to have the camera handy? It makes me want to scream!!!

We have a lovely photo of our grandson Simon, aged 3 I think, sitting on the loo !! At the time, we had my Mom living with us, so the loo had a special seat on it, with a frame round, so she could get up and down (if you see what I mean!). He is naked, but you can't see anything, and he even has his arms crossed over his chest so not even nips!!!! I just sneaked in and took it as a joke, and for years we had an A4 version on the wall. His Aunt and Uncle also have a copy as they thought it was so good. He is 18 now.

That photo was NOT taken for titilation, but in a loving family where humour is important. A moment captured forever (perhaps I ought to bring it out when he introduces us to his current girlfriend? You know, an alternative to the 'rug' baby photos?!!)

Re: Australia gone overboard with PC by kazzzz on 7 January 2011 2:52pm
Ridiculous. I think it's a really good shot, very artistic and appealing.
Re: Australia gone overboard with PC by kisch on 7 January 2011 8:54pm
Plain stupid.
Re: Australia gone overboard with PC by Sonny Syde on 7 January 2011 11:28pm
I really don't understand what the objections are about. I think that it's sad that a charity lost out over it though.
Re: Australia gone overboard with PC by tucsonmike on 9 January 2011 3:56am
This is insane. No other way to put it. I am just amazed at PC run amok.

  Reply to this post:
  Register here


Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.